Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood
Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.speziarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (402) 391-2950
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch 11-2pm, Sunday Dinner 2pm-8pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Reilly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Large Group To-Go menu featuring family style pastas and salads. Perfect for Business meetings, pharmaceutical lunches, or private events. Delivery Available. Please call for more details 402-391-2950.
  • Private Party Facilities: Spezia dining rooms are designed to have a warm and comforting feel. Complete with a wood mini bar, original artwork, wood table tops, carpet, and a Bose sound system. For groups under 20 guests full menu or limited menu is available. For groups over 20, an appointment is requested so that a menu can be discussed. Room “R” has a big window facing the main patio, and a private patio for guests. This room can be used for groups between 10-30 guests. The room has a $100 (M-TH) or $200 (F-Sat) charge that is waived if $1500 or more is spent. Room “W” has original art work, a wooden bar, and an impressive wine display. This room can be used by 25-50 guests, with a $150 (M-TH) or $300 (F-Sat) room charge or $2500 spent. When both rooms are opened up, they can accommodate groups up to 100 with a $250 (M-TH) or $500 (F-Sat) room charge or $3000 in food and beverage. It’s important to reserve the rooms as soon as possible, they do book fast.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in restaurant's main lot and also in Ronald J. Palagi's Law Office lot next door.
A word from Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood
Tucked away in Midtown, Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood's great food, attentive service and intimate atmosphere give guests the memorable dining experience they crave. The party rooms, courtyard, and infamous "Romance Booth" make it the best kept secret in Omaha. With its big-city ambiance and small-town comfort, Spezia is sure to become a favorite spot for you and your loved ones. Whether you are on a first date, celebrating your thirtieth anniversary, entertaining business clients, or getting for the weekend, Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood is a must stop destination.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)romantic (57)fit for foodies (39)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (31)notable wine list (30)great for lunch (27)hot spot (14)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    TrishR402
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Spezia has a great menu. It's really difficult to choose what to order at both lunch & dinner. The patio is the best in Omaha - inner courtyard. NO CARS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above many
    Apple73
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Our experience at Spezia was delightful. The service was impecable on an early midweek evening. The menu has many choices to suit different tastes and are things not found at most local restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bring your own knife!
    lizard
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    our server was Ashley. she was very busy and had several tables so she was not as attentive as our previous experiences. I had ordered the sirloin and it was prepared perfectly. I realize this is nothing like your tenderloin which I can literally eat with a spoon. it would have been a much more enjoyable dinner if I would not of had to wrestle with that steak. the steak knives are old and could hardly saw thru my steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very special evening.
    outoftowner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    When we arrived to Spezia and walked in the door we were greeted with the smell of steak. We were greeted politely and sat immediately. Our waitress was nice, the wine was great, and the food (including desert) was notably worth talking about. Yum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food / Service
    xbonesx
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our business lunch was exceptional. Atmosphere worked well for our discussion. Everyone truly loved their lunch selection and personally the Peach Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes was outstanding! Our reservation (for 5) was ready on time and the staff was extremely gratious and timely from the host to the waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The staff was very courteous, the food was delicious. I met 3 longtime friends for lunch and the staff said we could sit in the booth and talk as long as we liked. We stayed 3 hours. The staff constantly brought water and asked if we needed anything else. We will definitely go there again and again and recommend Spezia to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    spotdude
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We found this place to be fantastic! Loved the food, loved the service, and was just a great place to be. Will be a place we will dine at again to try their other dishes. The Shrimp and Scallops were beyond fantastic. While we did not have wine, they had a great wine list. Happy hour is pretty cool too. Very reasonably priced drinks. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who likes great food and fantastic service. I cannot say enough about how impressed with this place we were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I always request kye as our waiter and he is amazing. Kristen hostess and Catering is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was outstanding as always. I had the lamb. The mushroom and sauce were a perfect compliment to the dish as well as the potatoes and vegetables. Everything tasted fresh and was cooked to perfection. They went out of their way to make our anniversary special with a complementary piece of tiramisu. Could not have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    Zimm
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were in Omaha for the weekend and tried Spezia based on a recommendation. We are glad we did. Very friendly service and delicious food. There is something for everyone on the menu. Flatbreads are a great starter. Happy hour beer prices cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    FoodNetworkJunkie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Spezia is a great dining experience for any special occasion. Food, service, and ambiance is superb. The lamb was perfectly cooked and delicious as were the Portabella ravioli.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was excellent once it finally got to the table.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    epps97
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was our first time to Spezia and we weren't disappointed. There were four of us for dinner and everyone ordered something different. There were no complaints from anyone. Our waiter, Steve, was very attentive and did an excellent job. We were all pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Overall we had a very nice dining experience. The 1/2 price wine was a special treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so much
    SoutherntouristVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I usually enjoy Special for its Italian fare but they are trying an Octoberfest menu that sounds good bit missed the mark. Ordered sauerbraten and got English pot roast with serviceable spatzel and sauerkraut. The rest of the table ate Italian and did better. Very nice service with a polite, low key young man. Just leave the Germans food to the Germans guys.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food and great service
    2ndThoughts
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My wife and I enjoy Spezia for special dining occasions. The food selection is fantastic and the wait staff is always friendly. Recently the y discontinued accepting a dining passport card. We are very disappoints about that as their loyalty card is not acparable alternative
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never going again
    neveragain
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The waiter treated us differently than his other customers. He did not explain anything on the menu, took our order and did not tell us about extra charges. He also did not act friendly to us as he did to others. I got chicken parmesan and a salad and was charged $4 for the salad. The menu does not identify the extra charges, either. The salad consisted of dandelion type of leaves only and did not offer any spinach or other types of lettuce. If I wanted to eat dandelions, I could have got that from my yard for free. The entree's portions were about half what I get at other local restaurants for half the price. When we left, we felt ripped off and discriminated against.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All good
    BadBrad
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Three dinners; walleye, grouper and duck breast special along with drinks. Food was excellent and they had some good wine by the glass that paired nicely with the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    KJS67
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's been awhile since we'd been to Spezia & we now know we won't wait so long to visit again. Excellent food! Terrible parking mostly because people don't know how to park but worth it anyways!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    PersonM
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Perfect combination of food and ambiance to fit any occasion fr simple to special .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special place for us
    tomf
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I have been going here for years. We primarily come on special occasions. I think the food is good and I find the place romantic. As my wife and I were exchanging anniversary gifts the waitress asked if we celebrating something. A complementary dessert was given to us to help us celebrate. Thanks
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WEFFING NIGHT
    JANUARY
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was delicious. It was our wedding night, and we had guests in town and locals whi had never been to this restaurant. They also enjoyed it. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night
    OUCh
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was extremely slow and my tuna was spoiled.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfultime
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    On the two time we dined was for dinner, both experience was special. Had a wonderful time on both occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, slow service
    MMus88
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent food and interesting wine list featuring Italian wines. Seasonal specials are always great. Service is typically better at lunch. Service varies at dinner but is often very slow and unattentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    MarketingOperations123
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a great experience. The food was awesome. The portions were a little on the conservative side with the appetizers, but the entree's were ample.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food
    Kate
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a party of 4, so not a big deal, but our waiter was wonderful at watching our glasses and keeping them full. The lamb and duck were some of the best we've had; and being from Texas we have them pretty often. It is a very nice place for a celebratory dinner. Not recommended for kids. ..it is more of an upscale, adult only restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cindy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love this restaurant. The food, service, and decor are excellent!! We recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food but Loud
    HungryTime
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed our dinners, sesame encrusted grouper and filet mignon. We were looking forward to a quiet evening, but we ended up in a booth between two very loud groups of 8 or so. We don't have issues with energetic crowds enjoying themselves, but it wasn't what we were looking for that night. We ate here once before and the ambience was more on the romantic side.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Thank you so much for a fabulous evening with my family. We like to celebrate the starting of school with a great night out. Spezia has become our go to spot. We absolutely love the menu. The wine list is perfect! A wonderful place for about any occasion. Our whole family feels comfortable and satisfied every time. Beautiful!.............................................
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • donnalee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a special place to us...good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place good food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Stopped in with parents, accidentally made reservations for 2, they didn't have a problem when we showed up with 4. Food was good and our waitress kept a pretty good eye on our table. Didn't feel rushed to leave. She was willing to fill our glasses even after we had settled the check. Wasn't a cheap meal, but not unreasonably expensive either considering what we ordered. Steak was very good. Called ahead and was told there was no dress code, most other patrons were business casual, but they did not protest our shorts/t-shirts from a day at the zoo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuff
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was magnificent and well presented. The Waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Overall a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    BFF1965
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    already a favorite place , and this time exceptional , a great place for brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best lunch in a long time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for a birthday lunch on a Saturday - easy to get into, fantastic lunch menu, and great service. Looking forward to trying it again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    BEEN HERE MANY TIMES.. ALWAYS GREAT. BUT NOISE LEVEL COULD COME DOWN A NOTCH !!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LABrodahl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants to bring out of towners. This time though, it was a let-down. The food was just "ok". And for the price, I expect more. And the server was unimpressive also. At one point, she dropped and broke a wine glass right behind my wife and myself. She didn't say or act as if anything had happened, and calmly walked away. We found out later that she DID know she'd broken the glass. But, she didn't warn anyone at the table about the glass, nor did it get cleaned up very well. As we were leaving, several loud 'crunches' were heard.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jury is still out on NW mgmt
    raleeper23
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have been to Spezia twice since the new manager has taken over. Lots of new wait and front end staff experiencing a learning curve. The food remains top-notch, so I'll keep giving them a chance to improve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always good
    GtflyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Once again we had a fabulous dinner at Spezia. Service is good, food is hot with good helpings. Will return frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 71 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 680 reviews are from the Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood reviews archive.
  • Great for Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I have been going to Spezia for special nights out for the ten years it has been opened. Love the food, the wine and the ambiance. Service has always been very attentive and friendly. We both loved our meals, I got a Special that had a vegetable risotto and chicken and my husband got a favorite of his with seafood in red sauce. Very happy with Spezia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.